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Kurt Roper has a simple rule for young quarterbacks

7-on-7's at the high school level have become just as much a part of the game as two-a-days, but according to first year Florida offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, except as he sees it, there is one major difference; the bad habits that the 7-on-7's are creating in young quarterbacks.

"What ends up happening so much in high school is that there is so much 7-on-7 that is played at a four second pace, that it really ends up training some bad habits."

"Nobody is getting hit, nobody is in front of them, they're blowing a horn at four seconds...and that's not the real world. When you have a guy like Clowney rushing you, that is below three seconds and then he's bringing 270 pounds of pain. So they have to understand, in order to stay healthy, they've got to throw the football."

Then Roper talked about his one rule for young quarterbacks, which I found especially interesting.

"I have a very simple rule for young quarterbacks when they come in; When we call a pass, I want them to throw the ball, and that's hard for a young guy to do because they don't know what the route concepts are and their first inclination is to keep it and run, well you're not running past guys like (Gators defensive ends) John Bullard and Dante Fowler."

"So simple rule; when I call a pass, throw it. Make a decision and throw it. We'll learn from our mistakes, but be decisive. If a guy can't be decisive, it's going to be hard to play."

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How North Carolina uses GPS technology to plan its practices

 

Ten, five, maybe even two years from now, GPS technology will be a fact of life in the NFL and major college football. For now, though, the technology is still in its infancy, and North Carolina is the latest program to incorporate it into its training camp.

The Tar Heels have equipped 10 players with Catapult GPS units, a light compression with a GPS pouch that rests between a player's shoulder blades. The Catapult records all sorts of data, and then compares those numbers with the reports it collected back in the spring and summer. 

“I definitely can see the value in it, to be able to know what kind of loads you’re putting on your team on a daily basis, how much recovery they need,” head coach Larry Fedora said. “We know what our numbers are, but what do those numbers really mean? How does it translate? So as we gather that data and we start figuring out being able to track guys and watch when they’re getting their maximum velocity and all these different things, and how much of that is happening in practice, then we can alter our practices accordingly so that we peak on Saturday and not on Thursday or not on Tuesday. That’s what we’re trying to do.”

UNC's coaches use the information to determine how hard to push players on a given day, period or rep. It's also useful in the injury recovery process.

“They’ll show you if you're cutting to one side harder than the other, or if your’e favoring one side,” said running back Romar Morris. “When I had my knee injury, they were showing my progression to see if I was cutting on each knee the same.”

The information is great, but it's up to the coaches to implement it.

“This technology really helps to tell us when we need to pull back on somebody or a group and when we need to give a little more,” said offensive lineman Chris Kapilovic. “That’s big.”

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